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Today being the first day a beam has been circulated through the Large Hadron Collider, BBC Radio 4 is celebrating with a radio play edition of Torchwood. I'm not sure if there's a way to listen in the US, but it seems there will eventually be an MP3 to download.

So, that's one good thing.

I think I can count my recent return to healthier eating as another. It's a cycle with me. I manage to plan meals, and eat lots of whole, fresh fruits and veggies, and stay off the mac 'n' cheese for a few months until some crisis or depressive relapse wrecks it for me. Well, they say that when people try to quit smoking, it's statistically more likely that they'll succeed the 6th or 7th time they try. I wonder if I can apply this to my eating style. I wonder if this time, I can be prepared for the inevitable back-slide, and not let it derail me entirely. It'll be interesting to find out.

A third thing; my dear boy found our CD set of Neil Gaiman reading his Fragile Things anthology. This is a very pleasant change from non-stop, 24-7 election coverage on NPR. I love NPR, but I cannot take it. So it's books on CD till after November 4th. Anyone have any to recommend?

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kitteblue
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
veggies
YEAH! You have the best garden ever (sorry EVAR!) and I'd hate to see them go to waste (ignoring he Sunday hordes).

Late spring next year, we have a date to set up your pool.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Re: veggies
Thanks, hon. That'll be great! Now I just have to make it through the winter...
cjpetherick
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Gutenberg.org has tons of audio books you can download for free. Sometimes they are not the best quality, but, hey, it's free. The site is featuring its Arthur Conan Doyle series, which is great. Also, Baum's Wizard of Oz series is excellent, too.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Cool. I've used them for text stories a lot. Didn't know they had audio.
joanarkham
Sep. 10th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
That's the thing that I like about WW...it isn't an all or nothing thing. If you need mac-n-cheese one day that's fine, you just eat a little better and exercise a little more the rest of the week.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's true. It's just... I want mac n cheese all the time!
lizaboo
Sep. 10th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, read by Tim Curry. Or at least the book-on-tape I listened to in law school was Tim Curry. It's abridged, but it's great to listen to. Very entertaining and you forget how ponderous and wacky Eco gets when Tim Curry is telling you the story.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Hah! I bet just about anything is easier to enjoy read by Tim Curry. Thanks for the suggestions.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thanks!
nixieq
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
just remember that eating well for a few months is better than not eating well at all. which is not to say that you shouldn't strive to eat well all or most of the time, but hey, you're doing better than i am. >;)

you can try LibriVox. they're trying to record all books in the public domain, so the selection may be a little hit-or-miss, but you may find something there.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the encouraging words, m'dear. And thanks for the great link!

And?

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!
May the candles on your cake
Burn like cities in your wake!
Happy Birthday!
pmhrh
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I have tons of books on tape/cd. You can borrow a bunch if you'd like.
And maybe we can work together to avoid (dare I speak it's name...) the evil mac & cheese. Why do I love it so? Actually, most recently I've been on a rice thing...can't get enough. Gotta stop the downward starchy spiral.....

fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know! The starchy thing. I am such an addict. I'm not all that moved by sweets, but pasta, rice, bread... I am helpless.

I would really love to get together for a meal sometime. I just have such a hard time figuring out our schedule! We have a wedding this weekend. Hmmm. Maybe a Friday night some time?
pmhrh
Sep. 10th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Friday we have a triple birthday & housewarming party to attend.

Maybe a night during the week? Low key, nothing crazy.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I'm so sorry we're so hard to pin down. Most weeknights aren't great. What if we looked for a Friday farther out?
pmhrh
Sep. 10th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Ok, tentatively Oct 3rd or 10th is open....what say you?
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
That sounds doable! Let me check with the boy, but I don't see why we couldn't do the 3rd.
pmhrh
Sep. 29th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Are we still makin' plans for the 3rd? It's a few days away, and I've been looking forward to seeing you guys. What exactly would you like to do?
chelonologist
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
Lolita read by Jeremy Irons. Excellent.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Srsly? Neat! I'll look for it.
serendipity9000
Sep. 10th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
I started a blog with a friend to post reviews of audio books: http://www.booksforears.com . Many of my recent favorites are over there - hope you find a pointer to something of interest.
fenriss
Sep. 10th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh, wonderful resource! Thanks so much!
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